By Becca Seghini
Since Wrestlemania we have seen a number of new talents from NXT getting ready to make their way onto the main roster. Among these new faces we have two new additions to the Divas division: Emma and Paige. So I thought why not take a closer look at the new faces of women’s wrestling, starting this week with Emma.
- Footage of Sting’s first WWE TV appearance
- TNA stars in Japan
- News on Daniel Bryan vs Kane
- Raw viewership figures
- A new Evolution T-Shirt
Unstoppable Forces and Immovable Objects - Old School Is Cool!
By Vincent Ferrari
In October of 1997, Glenn Jacobs (formerly Isaac Yankem DDS) debuted at In Your House. He walked down the entrance aisle to the steel cage where The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels were in the midst of a number one contender’s match, ripped the cage door off and inserted himself into the match. Kane’s immediate impact was felt and the man who would be known as the Big Red Machine really began his career.
By Rodney Remo
Following Monday’s reunification of one of the most dominant factions in WWE history and their demonstration of “what true power really is” at the expense of The Shield, WWE COO Triple H issued an ultimatum to the black-clad trio during his exclusive WWE.com interview with Michael Cole on Wednesday: Crawl back and apologize and all will be forgiven. Unsatisfied with Roman Reigns’ tweet that “kings don’t win wars, soldiers do,” The Game opened SmackDown with a blockbuster announcement: Evolution will battle The Hounds of Justice in a Six-Man Tag Team showdown at Extreme Rules. He then put the exclamation point on what Evolution is about, stating that, “in life, you adapt or perish.”
By Becca Seghini
After a Raw script was leaked this week it has become apparent that AJ Lee is on hiatus from the WWE. The script lists AJ and CM Punk as ‘injured’ which really means ‘taking time off for other reasons’ one would have to assume. She did not appear at Smackdown after her defeat to Paige, or this week’s Raw, and there was a number one contenders match for the Divas title on Main Event this week, so I am guessing AJ will not be having her rematch at Extreme Rules. Of course, speculation has started about whether AJ’s leave of absence has anything to do with her future husband, and as the case may be it might well do, but we must also remember that AJ is coming off the back of an almost 300 day title reign, something that has kept her busy at work for quite some time so maybe she deserves a little time off, and I have no doubt she will be back in the WWE ring before we know it.
By Vincent Ferrari
On October 25, 1987, the WWE debuted a new guy. He wasn’t just any new guy, he was a guy who painted his face, wore neon tassles, and ran to the ring like it was on fire and he had the only bucket of water in the world. He was so different. We had strong guys in the WWF before him, but we never had a guy cut up like this with boundless energy who cut absolutely insane promos. Bobby Heenan famously said during one of his early matches that “This guy makes coffee nervous.” He was unique even at a time when the WWF was way more willing to try gimmick characters than at any point in their history.
W is for…
From: Blackpool, England
Height: 6’2” Weight: 240lbs
Signature Move: Regal Stretch
- 4 time European Champion: defeated Al Snow 16/10/2000, Crash Holly 04/12/2000, Diamond Dallas Page 21/03/2002 and Spike Dudley 06/05/2002
- 3 time Hardcore Champion
- 2 time Intercontinental Champion: defeated Edge 20/01/2002 and Santino Marella 10/11/2008
- 4 time World tag team champion: with Lance Storm defeated Booker T and Goldust 06/01/2003 and The Dudley Boys 20/01/2003, with Eugene defeated La Resistance 15/11/2004 and with Tajiri defeated La Resistance 07/02/2005
By Sarah Jacoby
Just like that, another WrestleMania has come and gone. The end of an era is never easy, but it helps that another one is beginning just around the corner. And it helps even more that we already recognize those faces. Paige, Emma, Alexander Rusev, Xavier Woods, and now Adam Rose and our former champion Bo Dallas all look to be making a big impact on the big stage (or will be making one soon). And that’s good news for our little show too, because it means we’ll get to see our own new set of faces and characters to set up another season. Tonight’s episode felt like it was truly part of that transition in giving our midcard more of the spotlight while continuing to push the charisma of Adam Rose and beginning to spell the end for our good friend Bo.
The JKWrestling Star of the Week Apr 7-13, 2014: Eric Young
TNA crowned a new World Heavyweight Champion in the fallout from Wrestlemania and it was perhaps the greatest performer in the company’s 2014 calendar year. Eric Young is the star of the week.
The JKWrestling Match of the Week Apr 7-13, 2014: The Shield def. The Wyatt Family on Main Event
By Becca Seghini
So we are now three months down the line and there’s still been no sign of CM Punk despite the latest rumour stating that he is still receiving royalties from the WWE. I, like any Punk fan, am waiting in hope for his return, although I have now come to terms with the fact that this is looking very unlikely. We all had time frames in our head when we all thought he would make a miraculous appearance. At Elimination Chamber? At the Raw in Chicago surely, his home town, a wrestling town? At Wrestlemania to stand up against the authority? At the Raw after Wrestlemania because we all know big things happen there? But there was nothing. No sign of our beloved hero. So here is my problem, and it has been my problem since the day he left. By walking out the way he did he has lost a great deal of my respect, and that is something I thought I would never say.